8 teams of Start-up Nomad returned from the 5 weeks acceleration program in the US. We heard about the results and post-program plans from the participating teams.
[Startup Nomad] Now is the Time for Artists to Follow Fans, JJS Media
We wonder how you have done and who you met during the 5 weeks in Silicon Valley .
If you are in a different environment, things can probably change more easily. As a matter of fact, we mostly had trouble holding meetings that we arrange beforehand in Korea, but on the other hand in the U.S., we had unexpected and better chances of holding meetings. Having said so, we think it is more important to be flexible towards changes around you as you know there can be many unknown opportunities. In addition to this, it is also very important to meet the right people who know very well about the industry, so this program can definitely be helpful to your business, rather than meeting around many people randomly without the direction of this program.
Through this opportunity, we were able to realize the power of networking again because once we got to know someone in the industry he or she introduced in turn another person who we’d never expect to meet. The best example of this is Tunewiki, which is a rival of Mironi that is a music SNS service and JJS Media once provided.
Tunewiki is located in the US and couldn’t help but shut down the service because of the low performance even thought it had received sizeable investments, and we were able to hear more about the trend in the music industry. The person who introduced us to Tunewiki was Brian Zisk, the founder of SF Music Tech Summit, and he said that he would expect more Korean music-related start-ups and also offered us a promotion booth.
What would you advise to those who want to come to Silicon Valley as a participant of the program?
If you have a different circumstance, things will probably be changed easily. As a matter of fact, we mostly could not have a meeting that we’d arranged beforehand in Korea, but instead we had unexpected and better chances of meeting here. Having said so, we think it is more important to be flexible towards changes around you as you know there can be many unknown opportunities. In addition to this, it is also very important to meet right people who know very well about the industry, so can definitely be helpful to your business, rather than meeting around many people randomly.
What is JJS Media’s future plan?
We will meet more artists to talk about business opportunities through My Music Taste, as we did on this program. We have cooperating companies not only in Korea but also in Japan and Singapore, so we are trying to suggest to the foreign artists who are interested in having concerts or performances in Korea or other Asian countries, and gather fans accordingly. On Saturday December 21st of this week, we have a performance of Re:plus, a Japanese jazz-hip-hop duo & producer in Seoul Club, Sinsa-dong, by JJS Media’s My Music Taste service. You can check it out through the following link.